In this world, there are a lot of bacteria that could possibly invade our systems and could cause negative effects to health. Some of these bacteria are easily fought with medicines, but others are more resistant to drugs making it hard for us to eliminate them. One of the most common pathogens to our body is none other than the pseudomonas species. Pseudomonas is a small gram negative bacillus that is considered aerobic in nature and produces a lot of nosocomial infections and/or superinfections. Fortunately, most of the treatments against this type of bacteria are considered to be effective and successful. Complications are even thought to be rare, but individuals with poor immune defenses are most likely to experience these problems. This is why treating pseudomonas must be done aggressively and immediately. This could be achieved by learning or becoming aware of the different pseudomonas symptoms in order for urgent application of interventions.
Before we deal with the symptoms, let us first discuss what are the different causes or subspecies of pseudomonas. This bacterium actually has many sub types and some of the most common include the P. aeruginosa, P.cepacia, P. testosterone, P. fluorescens, P. putida, P. stutzeri and P. acidovorans. Most of these organisms live on hospital liquids that have been allowed to stand for a long period of time. This includes water in humidifiers, incubators, saline solutions and a lot more. In addition to these, these organisms could also enter the system in a lot of routes such as through the gastrointestinal tract or GIT, genitourinary tract or GUT, the skin and as well as through the umbilical cord of infants.
What are its signs and symptoms? The signs and symptoms of this disease actually vary depending on the location or the area to which the organism has invaded. Skin infection due to pseudomonas can basically cause ulcers and burns. This type of infection could also cause UTIs or urinary tract infections as well as diarrheal illnesses, bronchitis, bronchiectatsis, meningitis, corneal ulcers, otitis media and externa, endocarditis, pneumonia and bacteremia. Most of these infection do carry an odd sweet odor and as well as greenish to blue pus. Pneumonia that is chiefly caused by pseudomonas also exhibits fever, chills and even productive cough.
Other symptoms of this kind of infection include intestinal and urinary complications. Swimmer’s ear and other eye infections could also be present. These symptoms may range from mild to severe, which is why it is best for us to seek immediate help or attention once these symptoms are already observed or experienced. Just like any other illness or disease, the earlier we manage the problem, the better the outcome or prognosis will be. Most of the sub types of pseudomonas are defeated by antibiotics such as penicillin and Gentamycin. These are some of the important details with regards to the symptoms of the pseudomonas infection.